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Legacy Can Follow A Twisting Path

A twisting path, not a straight line—that’s the concept of legacy. Marty was a messed-up kid going down a dangerous path. The noise in his life was like the rock-and-roll music he listened to—loud and angry. But somewhere along the line he heard a different kind of music. It was a group of people who sought to minister to his …

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Pay Attention to the American Family Business

It’s hard to overstate how important family-owned businesses are to the U.S. economy. According to statistics collected by the Conway Center for Family Business, 90% of all business enterprises are family-owned. Family-owned businesses range from the very large (think Walmart) to the very small, but all together represent 62% of U.S. employment and 78% of new job creation. In the …

Sunrise in a desert oasis

Reflections on the Manna Legacy

Have you considered the manna legacy? I love reading the stories of the Bible, particularly those of the Old Testament. One of the stories that gets me is about manna, the miraculous “bread from heaven” God provided to sustain his people in the desert. Think about it. The children of Israel were complaining. They’d left Egypt, and even though they had …

Small unexpected gifts can make the world around you a better place

Unexpected Gifts Make the World a Better Place

So it’s happened twice recently. I got on a plane and there were people giving gifts. First, there was the woman with her son. They came bearing chocolate for the flight attendants. But the young mom with all the hurry of travel made sure that it was her son who made the gift. He carefully doled out his gifts to …